"This fall, I will have two Alg 1 classes. The students will each have a computer. We will be using an online textbook. Right now I am recommending that students use MS OneNote or (if they are using MAC) MS Word in Notebook mode. The online text has…"
"My district allows Googel docs, and it's amazing what we can do with these diverse tools! My sixth graders created surveys on the topic of survival (answer formats including multiple choice, scales, check boxes, open ended answer, etc.) and…"
"What seems to be a constant in so many districts is that the IT department makes instructional decisions. Why is that? And why are social networking sites - including chat features, etc. - viewed as a "problem" at best and contrary to…"
"The last effort on my part to have Google Docs unblocked was met with a denial saying that the chat feature of it is unacceptable to the district's IT dept. It seems that they do not understand that if the site is setup for a school that the…"
I've been trying to get my district's IT department to allow access to Google Docs. To bring some data to them I would like to get replies from teachers/administrators that have access to use Google Docs in your classrooms. I have afeeling I work in one of the only districts to block the Google Docs website. I'm not asking if you usethe website in your classrooms. I'm just asking if you have access tothe site. Please respond to this discussion if you do or do not haveaccess to Google Docs.See More
"I display the PowerPoint examples from the text on a projection screen using a mounted projector. My classroom does not have an interactive whiteboard. The students can follow along with those examples on the screen or with their online book. My…"
"Very interesting blog about notetaking. We (inclusion class) are not fortunate to have the technology; however, I am taking some of your ideas about notetaking. The students complete a problem, and the solutions are discussed together. They are…"
I recently completed a study on the beliefs of teachers and principals of their ability to impact student learning during school improvement. My study contained interviews of 13 principals and teachers from across the United States who have experienced school improvement at some level. I did this study because in my own district, at the time that I started this study, 31% of the schools in my district were still operating in failing status and this just didn't make sense to me. All schools in…See More
"This is fantastic. As a new Principal at a school, and one whose Master's thesis was based specifically on the difference between how adults and students use technology, this article speaks volumes to me. I love the idea of determining the…"
Shopaholics do not agree to the fact that they are shopaholics until and unless they are forced to agree that they are affected by the addiction of shopping, and they need to do seriously something about it so that they do not waste their entire savings and cry about it on a later date. In this post, we will help you spot the problem and if you spot the issue, go ahead and look for a remedy so that you get enough time to be at ease in the future. 1. Your credit card balance is always close…See More
Hello Collective wisdom!I wanted to know if there were any great websites anyone can recommend for elementary school students (K-12) that introduce primary sources?With Common Core State Standards, I notice students are introduced to primary sources in the 3rd grade and there is a local history assignment at one of the schools I talked to. Know any good introductory sites? I'm currently building one as part of a project for my multimedia course and would like to look to the left and right for…See More